EADS to open research facility at Russia’s Skolkovo Innovation Centre
Jean Botti, Chief Technical Officer of EADS, and Viktor Vekselberg, Executive President of the Skolkovo Foundation, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on research collaboration.
The agreement underlines the intention of EADS to participate in the Russia-based Skolkovo Innovation Centre, a high technology business hub to be built in the Moscow region.
According to the MoU, EADS will establish a centre that will conduct research in the areas of: aerospace technology, including telecommunications and navigation; efficient energy technologies; information technology.
The Centre will also collaborate with the Skolkovo Institute of Technology and other Russian scientific institutions in order to identify technologies and competences of mutual interest.
Viktor Vekselberg, Executive President of the Skolkovo Foundation stated: “The partnership with EADS allows us to do a strategic outlook on the space technology cluster which is to be set up at Skolkovo. The Russian United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) will play a leading role in this project from the Russian side. In UAC’s innovation programme projects for a joint research centre in Skolkovo are foreseen.